All across America, people are battling stubborn belly fat. A health condition of now epidemic proportions, belly fat has actually been identified as the most lethal type of body fat because of its close proximity to vital organs. In fact, according to a groundbreaking 2006 study published in Obesity, this specific type of "visceral" fat is a predictor of early death.
New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.
Los Angeles, CA -- Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and Tracey E. Edmonds, President and CEO of Alright TV, today announced the new programming slate of upcoming family oriented and faith-friendly content developed for the channel created in collaboration with YouTube. Alright TV will launch on Easter Sunday, March 31st and will appeal to the aspirational and inspirational goals of consumers of all ages with buzz-worthy comedies, talk, reality, music, and online streaming of Sunday church services from around the country.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two major health reform laws, enacted 25 years apart, both try to meet an ethical standard to provide broad access to basic health care. Neither quite gets there -- but it’s not too late for modern health care reform to bring the nation closer to a goal of comprehensive and coordinated care for all. That’s the conclusion of a commentary published in the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by a team of University of Michigan Health System physicians.
Austin, TX -- Black Business Apps is helping black entrepreneurs and businesses capitalize on the mobile revolution. The company specializes in highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. Founded by author, speaker and television personality Fran Harris, the company specializes in the development of highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. A snapshot of Fran Harris, founder and CEO of Black Business Apps,being featured in her self-developed app.
DURHAM, N.H. – Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from “second-hand” or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the third year in a row, Missouri ranks as the state with the highest homicide victimization rate, with 33.86 per 100,000, double the national average of 16.32 for Black homicide victims, according to an annual study by the Violence Policy Center. The report, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data,” also noted that African-Americans represented 13 percent of the population, but 49 percent of all homicide victims.
Several years ago, I found myself at a crossroads in my life. If not for a helping hand at just the right time, I might not be here to offer these words of advice and encouragement. I definitely fit the description of an "at risk" youngster. I was an inner-city tough guy. That was my life, my culture. It defined me. I wasn't worried about my future. Future? Ha! My future was today, tonight. Tomorrow was never a sure thing.
Traditionally, programs that aim to change parenting behaviors and prevent child maltreatment have focused on mothers — viewed as nurturers and caregivers — at the expense of fathers. Historical strategies to lift single mothers out of poverty by having fathers pay child support have also led to uncertainty about underlying motivations to engage fathers in family focused services. “There is a certain mistrust surrounding services that target fathers, due to the underlying belief that recruitment is really all about the father paying child support,” says Patricia L. Kohl, PhD, associate professor of Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ontario -- There aren't that many people who haven't heard of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks or Malcolm X. They are Black history legends revered internationally just as any superstar athlete or singer. But how many people in our communities know about the contributions and importance of people like Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, Patricia Bath or Marie Van Britton Brown? To help provide a more in-depth view of the numerous inspiring personalities of Black History, a new novelty book entitled Enlightened Precipice has been launched.
- Glenn Hutchins Receives Award From Civil Rights Organization
- Fashion Your Life: Dress for the Career You Want, Not for the One You Have
- African Americans in Alabama get help to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke
- The National Coalition of Black Veterans Organization urge President Barack Obama to promote the late Colonel Charles Young, a Buffalo solider, to the honorary rank of Brigadier General
- Real Life Murder Gives Life to a Movie - "Under The Cherry Tree"
- NRA Maintains Stranglehold on Congress
- What Would King Think?
- Hire Yourself – and then Others
- Business Profile: 10-Year Old Fashion Designer Launches Her One-of-a-Kind Children Fashions at Her Photo Shoot Launch Party